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Washington state regulators approved funds to improve the safety at railroad crossings in Clark County.

The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $928.6 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for initial construction of California high-speed rail. Construction will begin next year in Fresno, Calif., creating tens of thousands of jobs in California.

The Surface Transportation Board issued a decision granting final approval for the Alaska Railroad Corporation to construct and operate approximately 35 miles of a new rail line connecting Port MacKenzie in south-central Alaska, to a point on ARRC's existing mainline, between Wasilla and an area ...

Travelers using Seattle's historic King Street Station, grand and ornate when it opened in 1906, will be transported back to that era when seismic and utility upgrades and historic restoration work are complete in two years. 

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will receive $5.7 million through the Federal Transit Administration's TIGGER III Grant Program. The funds will be used to construct Tri-Rail's first green, LEED certified, sustainable station at Pompano Beach. The SFRTA project was one of 46 nation ...

RailComm was selected to expand its existing yard system at BNSF's Alliance South Yard in Alliance, Neb. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller System will be used to remotely control switches.

Portland-area TriMet's ridership during the month of October showed strong upward trends and reached new records. For the month, there were 8.8 million trips taken on buses, MAX and WES Commuter Rail, up more than two percent compared to October 2010.

The Bureau of Land Management released the Record of Decision for the DesertXpress Passenger Rail Project in San Bernardino County, Calif. and Clark County, Nev.

The Federal Railroad Administration awarded $21 million to the California Department of Transportation for engineering to begin on three projects to improve Southern California's Pacific Surfliner Corridor.

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved a $6.5 million, 6,000-foot extension of the Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility in Garden City, Ga. The initiative is designed to expand capacity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs for customers.

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